Definition of Old Saxon in English:
1A member of the Saxon peoples who remained in Germany, as opposed to an Anglo-Saxon.
- These men came from three nations of Germany: from the Old Saxons, from the Angles, from the Jutes.
- Originally a name for the Saxons who with the Angles invaded and settled in Britain, to contrast them with the Old Saxons of Germany.
- The level of Latin learning to be found at Alfred's court in his lifetime suggests that it was little more than a pious hope, while the achievements of Grimbald of St Bertin and of John the Old Saxon have left almost no visible trace.
2The dialect of Old Low German spoken in Saxony up to circa 1200.
- I'm assuming there are high degrees of overlap between Old Saxon and Old English
- This is a comprehensive study of Old Saxon metre, with a particular emphasis on the Heliand.
- Closely related to Old Saxon and Old Frisian, it forms part of the Germanic grouping within the Indo-European language system.
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